Must Read: Lupita Nyong'o Covers 'Allure''s March Hair Issue, Gigi Hadid Slams Body-Shamers Calling Her 'Too Skinny'

Plus, Chanel pledges 25 million euros to sponsor the Grand Palais renovation.
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Lupita Nyong'o on the cover of "Allure," Patrick Demarchelier for Allure

Lupita Nyong'o on the cover of "Allure," Patrick Demarchelier for Allure

These are the stories making headlines in fashion on Monday.

Lupita Nyong'o covers Allure's March issue 
Lupita Nyong'o fronts Allure's March cover in dazzling, bejeweled braids created by her longtime hairstylist, Vernon François. Inside the hair-themed issue, the Oscar winner opens up to editor-in-chief Michelle Lee about her fraught relationship with her hair growing up in Kenya and the lessons she's learned from shaving it all off. She also talks fame and what it was like to star in the history-making "Black Panther." {Allure

Gigi Hadid slams body shamers calling her "too skinny" at NYFW 
On Sunday afternoon, Gigi Hadid took to Twitter to address body-shamers who said she appears much thinner now than she did when she first began modeling. In a series of tweets, Hadid explains that the changes to her body are a result of treatment for Hashimoto's disease. The model concluded by stating that she will not further explain the way her body looks, encouraging everyone to practice empathy. {@GigiHadid/Twitter}

Chanel pledges 25 million euros to sponsor the Grand Palais renovation
The Grand Palais has set the stage for many of Karl Lagerfeld's other-worldly Chanel presentations, and now the French fashion house is showing its love for the iconic Parisian building by pledging 25 million euros toward its renovation. Chanel has thus become the exclusive private sponsor of the project and as part of this deal, the luxury label gets to retain the sole right to use the nave of the glass-and-steel structure for its fashion shows. {WWD}

Kate Lanphear on her new role as creative director at Marie Claire
In October, Kate Lanphear took over Nina Garcia's former post as the creative director at Marie Claire. The first issue produced under her creative direction — for March, starring Reese Witherspoon — hits newsstands on Monday. Glossy caught up with Lanphear to see how she's settled into her new role and to find out how she intends to put her signature stamp on the Hearst title. {Glossy}

Reese Witherspoon on the March cover of "Marie Claire." Photo: Thomas Whiteside/"Marie Claire"

Reese Witherspoon on the March cover of "Marie Claire." Photo: Thomas Whiteside/"Marie Claire"

Is Mayhoola a major luxury conglomerate in the making? 
Mayhoola for Investments, a group backed by the Qatari royal family's investment fund, boasts an impressive portfolio of luxury labels that now includes Valentino and Balmain. It also has invested in everything from Porsche to Tiffany & Co., and according to Business of Fashion, multiple sources have confirmed that Mayhoola intends to sign on several more brands. With a growing stable of fashion powerhouses, could Mayhoola become a rival to LVMH and Kering, or will the politics involved in who rightfully controls the money hold it back? {Business of Fashion}

Kith to open in Los Angeles
Kith has only opened its hypebeast doors to New York City and Miami, but over the weekend, founder Ronnie Fieg revealed that he's taking the streetwear store to Los Angeles. While details regarding the West Coast Kith are scarce, Fieg wrote a lengthy caption to an Instagram post that confirms the move. "The idea that I can touch people in other cities with what I do inspires me the most," he wrote. "Another dream and notch in the timeline comes to fruition this Friday when Kith permanently touches down in the City of Angels." {Highsnobiety}

Burberry to champion LGBTQ+ communities with the introduction of rainbow check pieces 
Burberry will celebrate LGBTQ communities with its upcoming February 2018 collection by adding color to its classic check pattern: The Rainbow check, inspired by the LGBTQ rainbow, will make its runway debut on Feb. 17 and will be available for purchase immediately after. The British brand also announced Monday that it has made donations to three charities — the Albert Kennedy Trust, the Trevor Project and ILGA —  all dedicated to broadening the awareness, mentoring and resources available to LGBTQ youths around the world. {Fashionista Inbox} 

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